SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Sussex County.
Troopers said someone reported seeing a vehicle drive off the Nottoway River Bridge at Route 301, near Stoney Creek around 5 p.m. Thursday. When police arrived on scene, they found the vehicle submerged in the water.
The State Police Search and Rescue Team were called to the scene and recovered a body. The driver was identified as 28-year-old Chaley Markee Brown.
Investigators said Brown lost control of her vehicle, ran off the road and struck a guardrail. She then over corrected, ran off the road and struck the railing of the bridge, causing the vehicle to flip over the bridge.
Police say Brown was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. It also remains unclear if alcohol played a factor.